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Oct. 18, Arts and Entertainment News 

“Shotgun Stories,” the debut feature from Little Rock native Jeff Nichols, continues to rack up accolades. Earlier this week, the film won the jury prize for narrative feature at the Austin Film Festival. This follows it taking the top prize in the Seattle International Film Festival in June and scoring a place as one of New York magazine's top 10 films to see at the Tribeca Film Festival in April. We hear rumors that the film, which tracks a feud between two sets of half-brothers and was set in and around Scott and Little Rock, will get its Little Rock debut before the year's out. Stay tuned.

The local sound studio Lucky Dog Audio, owned and operated by Scott Minor and Charles Wyrick, is one of seven finalists for a national award for advertising on the radio. The spot, entitled “EZ Mabel,” promotes a Yahoo jobs website and features Minor's 90-year-old grandmother, Rose Minor of Rose Bud, playing a DJ mistakenly hired by a hip-hop radio station. The award show will be held Nov. 2 in New York. Stephen Colbert hosts.

Max Recordings has set a Nov. 27 release date for “Lean Times,” the debut full-length album from local pop-rockers Grand Serenade. You can preview three tracks on www.myspace.com/grandserenade.com. The Little-Rock-by-way-of-Heber-Springs four-piece will play Juanita's on Oct. 28.

Hugely prolific local rapper 607 is trying something new. He's putting out a Christmas album, “Christmas in Arkansas,” the week before Thanksgiving. By phone, he told us it was going to be “about real down-home issues, a Christmas album for people who don't want to hear a bunch of goddamn cover songs in Gaelic and some shit you can bump while you're cooking.” Six mentioned a track about celebrating Christmas after a loved one has died of breast cancer and another about when someone in your family invites an ex to Christmas. Before the end of the year, the rapper will also drop “Nethermost,” a concept album that sort of mirrors the plotline of “Innerspace,” with, best we can tell, 607 playing the Meg Ryan character.

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